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The PAPERWALKER Journal is the personal weblog of award-winning character designer Florian Satzinger in which he shares bits and pieces of his character design work, processes, visual development, inspirations and reference materials of current, past and future projects, such as 'Toby Skybuckle©' for France and Japan based Ankama Group LLC and 'DUCK AWESOME©' and 'John Starduck©' for Paperwalker Studios SHF. ©2019 by Florian Satzinger. World rights reserved. | 52,3M VIEWS | 114,889 FOLLOWERS

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Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019

Ducks and Cameras

The past days, I had a film crew in the house. Here are a few behind the scenes shots from the filming.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Bragging Tuesday

Bragging Tuesday: In 2015, Luca Chiarotti made me an amazing gift, an original animation drawing from the 1970s 'Vicky The Viking' production (Season 3, Episode 4, 'Vicky and the Horse').

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Duck, Howard the

Blue col-erase pencil on drawing paper, A4, 100g.

Sunday, August 11, 2019


"Walt Kelly (1913-1973) was one of the greatest cartoonists who ever lived, and Pogo is his undeniable masterwork."

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Character design, rough digital sketch bits

Figuring out the right level of detail for this duck's super suit, not sure about adding a mask to it, let's see.

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Beaks and (digital) Pencils

A pencil is to me as a beak is to a duck. (loosely based on J. R. R. Tolkien)

Friday, June 07, 2019

The Duck Laboratory

Some shape thingies from my duck laboratory, simple beats complex.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019